byEducational Film Institute of New York University and Documentary Film Producers, Inc.
Social documentary showing the damage visited on the people of a Pennsylvania steel town by the deployment of new technology. Director: Willard Van Dyke. Script: Spencer Pollard, Willard Van Dyke. Photography: Roger Barlow and Bob Churchill. Music: Marc Blitzstein. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: Labor: Unemployment, Great Depression (1930s), Occupations: Steelworkers
While country music singer Vaughn Monroe camps with his family in a beautiful forest, one of his daughters encounters a talking Smokey Bear in a clearing and has a near-mystical experience that teaches her to respect the danger of forest fire. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Sustainability, Forest industry, Fires and firefighting
One of the cheapest Santa films ever produced. Shot in Pittsburgh, with blurry home movie footage of Santa parades (on one float he sticks out of a giant chimney, on another he stands in the cockpit of a rocket ship). Santa sits in a vinylite Laz-E-Boy as he orders his elves (kids dressed in leotards) around. Features a trip to a department store and endless footage of a large toy train setup. Grueling.
Santa Claus rides in a parade and walks kids through a relentless department-store Christmas display. Filmed in Pittsburgh. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 50 reviews ) Topics: Christmas, Santa Claus, Consumerism
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER TAKES CLASS ON FIELD TRIP TO CITY WATERWORKS. GUIDE EXPLAINS PLANT OPERATION--STORAGE TANKS, LABORATORY WATER TESTING FOR PURITY, FILTRATION, CHEMICAL TREATMENT. PUMPS SUPPLY FIRE DEPARTMENT, STREET CLEANING, LAUNDRY. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Tour of the Wurlitzer factory located at North Tonawanda, N.Y., showing the manufacture of "coin-operated phonographs." A color sequence introducing the factory and its surroundings is followed by a black-and-white kinescope showing the different stages of production. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Juke boxes, Manufacturing, Media: Phonograph
Tour of the Wurlitzer factory located at North Tonawanda, N.Y., showing the manufacture of "coin-operated phonographs." A color sequence introducing the factory and its surroundings is followed by a black-and-white kinescope showing the different stages of production. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Juke boxes, Manufacturing, Media: Phonograph
color orig; shot in SFO and at PHX Sky Harbor Airport; some pre-jet era planes in lower-quality color print 06:28:51:02 United Airlines plane landing on runway of airport. Shot tinted red. 06:29:20:04 Red tinted shot of United Airlines plane slowing crossing frame flying over blanket of clouds. 06:29:29:38:24 VS Huge Pan American plane on runway. 06:30:38:21 Pan American plane taking off from runway. 06:31:41:20 VS Airplane jet engines filmed from within plane while plane is flying at high...
07:22:45:16 Families and kids at zoo watching too elephants; three boy scouts in blue uniforms and yellow scarves, young man walking unicycle crosses frame. 07:22:54:10 1950s people at zoo watch lion in naturalistic setting, older man hold handle of baby carriage; zoo safari tour pulled by pink elephant car with grass roofed passenger cars, passes in front of camera. 07:23:10:25 VS adults and children at zoo watching elephants, backs to camera. 07:23:51:11 Great VS from inside cage looking... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
16:23:16:26 VS three women wearing matching costumes doing choreographed theatrical cabaret style dance on stage; woman in ornate gold dress singing on stage; VS performers stepping up to microphone on stage, man holding a mandolin, woman in ornate Victorian costume, man wearing plaid suit and bow tie appears to be doing stand-up; LS play on stage with actors in nineteenth century costume, backdrop on stage shows a courthouse, VS actors singing and dancing in musical theater play, possibly Show... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Lots of great footage of old computers and electronics. Great CU shots of buttons in various colors flashing in rhythmic patterns. Various different early computerized electronics panels with knobs, switches, dials, buttons, and frequency analyzer monitors. 13:31:25:28 CU Fairchild Semi-Conductor (perhaps early name for Fairchild Semiconductor) computer with hand holding sign indicating film, take, and scene number. 13:31:27:00 CU Fairchild Semi-Conductor computer switchboard with various red,... favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
06:12:07:13 CU hand of female telephone operator patches calls with quarter inch cables; operator’s hand dials on phone with rotary dial in bottom right corner of frame. 06:12:46:10 CU two rows of inputs for telephone operator to patch calls into. Hand plugs in quarter inch cable into input two. 06:12:53:07 CU tilted angle mouth of man speaks into radio mounted on wall. 06:13:13:06 Extreme CU hand dials on rotary dials of phone; CU hand holding phone receiver beside phone dialing with other...